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Phobos: Manned Mission
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 90,660. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
The science fiction novel Phobos: Manned Mission explores the basic cycle of emotions that drive scientific discovery--curiosity, pride, and fear--through the example of five astronauts sent to recover an alien artifact found on Mars. Mankind’s curiosity demands the mission; pride endangers it; fear dominates it.
Recovery: The Omega Project Files 001
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Price: Free! Words: 8,110. Language: English. Published: February 27, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
July 4, 1947. The infamous UFO crash of 1947 really happened. What happened next? Recovery is a short story in the Omega: Earth’s Hero universe which tells of events immediately preceding the events on that balmy summer night when a strange craft from beyond our solar system, even from beyond our galaxy crash landed in a desolate stretch of New Mexico desert. A 5,000 word short story.
Playing Solitaire and Other Stories
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Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 19,710. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Three stories by award-winning SF and fantasy author Mark Shainblum. - PLAYING SOLITAIRE: Superhuman powers, broken hearts and 3000 year old evil, not necessarily in that order. - THE ART OF SOLITUDE®: Boyfriend getting in the way of your art? Escape to your own private universe! What could possibly go wrong? - THE BREAK INSPECTOR: An unofficial sequel to a lost Mark Twain masterpiece.
Burning Ambition: It Starts at Home
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 1,440. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Humor & comedy » General
Joe Charles Baker's life has been miserable ever since the meddlesome aliens landed. As their self-improvement books hit the best seller list, his wife becomes their biggest fan. Will her efforts to better their lives be appreciated? Or will the whole thing go up in smoke? "Burning Ambition" is a 1,200 word humorous short story.
The Plutonians
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Price: $1.29 USD. Words: 4,120. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Thoroughweb Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
A science fiction short story. Adalena, a Plutonian, has lived undercover with her team on Earth for over one thousand years. But when the New Horizons automated spacecraft arrives at Pluto and takes pictures of one of their cities, she knows everything is about to change.
Heaven's Light Our Guide
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 34,160. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Fantasy » Urban
A timid young woman working is thrown into an unexpected world of surreal adventure, after receiving an "audit" from a mysterious interviewer. What is the strange land she encounters, and how did it come into existence? Prepare to be amazed, amused and delighted by this fun-filled story, that is part of the Portsmouth Stories series. Book runs to 32,173 words.
Unstable Prototypes
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Series: Big Sigma, Book 2. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 159,710. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Eight months have passed since the Bypass Gemini incident, and Karter Dee - a brilliant inventor and dangerous sociopath - has been kidnapped by group of desperate extremists. To prevent the group responsible from unleashing Karter's lethal ingenuity, the inventor's quirky AI "Ma" convinces ex-Racer "Lex" Alexander to help assemble a team of former allies in order to mount a rescue.
Legacy Systems
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Series: Adventures in the Liaden Universe(r), Book 19. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 20,280. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Pinbeam Books. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
Two stories of ancient computer systems and the changes they bring to the Liaden Universe. Liaden Universe is a registered trademark owned by Sharon Lee and Steve Miller
Send Our Love
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 9,100. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
On a dying world, one woman has the courage to risk her reputation–and her life–in a last desperate attempt to save it. To succeed she will challenge religious and scientific orthodoxy and do what no one has dared : go to the surface. There, before she can begin to solve her world's crisis, she'll face a challenge never imagined: other people. Includes bonus sci-fi story: "The Oldies Progression."
Mr. Drayo's Visit
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Folk considered Andy a hero–not to mention the luckiest man alive–after he survives a terrible ordeal. At least that's the way that the TV people choose to describe him. Andy won’t argue, especially when they pay cash for interviews. But when a mysterious visitor arrives at Andy’s trailer with a last…rather peculiar…offer, who will make out better in this once-in-a-lifetime deal? With bonus story.
An Alien Zoo Story
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 8,420. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2012 by Vauk House Press. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
Matt Cady, Mercury astronaut, lives his life expecting the unexpected. But finding himself on display in an alien zoo strains even his ability to adapt to circumstances. At least he has another Earthling for companionship: a retriever named Golden Boy. Now the aliens want more from Cady than to study him under glass–they want his help. And by helping them, Major Cady might even help himself.
The Awakening - Ordo Tribus XI by Ethan Santiago
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Price: Free! Words: 65,700. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
Set in the near future, the world is advancing as new technologies emerges. But the effects from the attack in an early decade of the 21st century, by an elusive group called Ordo Tribus XI (Order of the Three Eleven), lingers. Soon, a sinister force arises, quietly permeating into everyone’s lives and into all nooks and crannies of the connected world.
The Academy
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Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 21,480. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
Lynch is a prisoner. Kept in a secret facilty and subject to terrible experiments she thinks only of escape. And then one day an opportunity presents itself...
De Schaal van Offerande
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Price: Free! Words: 10,190. Language: Dutch. Published: February 25, 2012 by Uitgeverij Verschijnsel. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
Een virtuele wereld die echter is dan de alledaagse realiteit. Maar ja, wie wil er nu realiteit? Een patiënt gaat op stap voor het eerst in lange tijd. Maar wie weet er na al die tijd nog waarom hij patiënt was? Paul van Leeuwenkamp stelt ongemakkelijke vragen en de antwoorden zijn misschien niet wat we willen horen...
Z14
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,300. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
Z14 is a cyborg, he’s a killer and he’s a collector of cuddly toys. Killing humans is wrong, he knows that. But it just feels right, somehow, almost like he was made to do it – and it pays really well. Z14 is an offbeat science fiction romp, with strong characters battling against a dangerous, if somewhat daft, alien plot. You may chuckle, you may grimace - sometimes both together.
Strange Reunion (Ungrateful Refugee part 1)
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Series: The Ungrateful Refugee, Book 1. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 58,680. Language: English. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure
(5.00 from 7 reviews)
Zizi is desperate to return to the Offlands. Every month she is given mind probes, going over and over the explosion in the tunnel where her brother, Yret, abandoned her. Each probe pushes her nearer to edge of paranoia. Zizi is a refugee with a chip in her ankle and a tag in her brain to stop her leaving the Planet. But when Zizi feels Yret brushing past her mind, she knows time is running out
Punchline
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Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: Portuguese. Published: February 25, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Short stories
(3.00 from 1 review)
Num futuro longínquo em que a razão reina suprema, a descoberta de um artefacto proveniente de uma era devastada por emoções primitivas traz o caos a uma estação arqueológica remota. (1 de 2 elaborações sobre piada arqueológica)
Jack of all Trades-Illustrated
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Price: $1.25 USD. Words: 8,750. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » Space opera
A tale of high adventure at the farthest reaches of the galaxy.
Speculative Journeys: An Anthology of Scifi, Fantasy and other Strange Tales
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Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 48,010. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » General
(4.00 from 1 review)
explore the strange and endless possibilities of the future. how desperate will humans become? where will exploration, science and politics lead us? what will be the warning signs of the end. regardless of where you go to seek answers-a distant moon, the back streets of a dystopian society, a grave-the stories within these pages will keep you wandering.
Elevator
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Price: Free! Words: 2,740. Language: English. Published: February 24, 2012. Category: Fiction » Science fiction » High tech
This is a short story about NASA's plan to build a elevator from the earth to 22,000 miles out into space. Elevator is a science fiction story based on true events.